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Noah Noble
L118
1816 – 1844
6 mss boxes

Manuscripts & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library

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Processed by: Brent Abercrombie, July 2011
                      

Biographical Note:

Noah Noble (1794 – 1844) was a lawyer, farmer, and businessman in Brookville, Franklin County, Indiana. Noble served as a member of the Indiana House of Representatives, and later as the fifth Governor of Indiana from 1831 to 1837. While as governor, Noble promoted improvements in infrastructure, championing major projects to create canals, roads, and railroads throughout the state. As a member of the Indiana Internal Improvements Board, from 1838 to 1841, Noble oversaw the construction of the Whitewater Canal, Wabash and Erie Canal, Madison and Indianapolis Railroad, and other major road projects.

Scope and Content Note:

The collection contains Noble’s personal and political correspondence regarding state and national Whig politics, as well as his campaign for Governor of Indiana. Included are letters relating to the Internal Improvement Board, its projects, and correspondence pertaining to the state’s debts arisen from such projects.

Correspondents include John Badollet, Samuel Bigger, Michael G. Bright, David Burr, Henry Clay, John Wesley Davis, John Dowling, George H. Dunn, Paris C. Dunning, Elisha Embree, John Ewing, John H. Farnham, Graham Fitch, George Graham, William Graham, William Hendricks, Samuel Judah, James F.D. Lanier, Robert Lucas, Jonathon McCarthy, Joseph G. Marshall, Samuel Merrill, James Noble, David Dale Owen, Robert Dale Owen, Samuel W. Parker, Daniel D. Pratt, Daniel G. Read, Caleb B. Smith, Oliver H. Smith, Milton Stapp, Jeremiah Sullivan, John Test, John Tipton, and Omer Tousey. 

Photocopying Policy:

Manuscript materials CANNOT be photocopied or digitized in their entirety. Photocopies and/or digital images cannot exceed 25% of a collection or a folder within a collection. In some cases, photocopying may not be permitted due to the condition of the item. Check with a Manuscript Librarian for other options.

Box and Folder Listing:

Box 1.  1816 – 1832

Folder 
1. Family History
2. 1816 – 1825
3. 1826
4. 1827
5. 1828
6. 1829
7. 1830 – 1831
8. January – June, 1832
9. July – December, 1832

Box 2.  1833 – Mar. 1937

Folder 
1. 1833 – 1834
2. January – April, 1835
3. May – June, 1835
4. July – September, 1835
5. October – December, 1835
6. January 1836
7. February – December, 1836
8. January – March, 1837

Box 3.  Apr. 1837 – Sept. 1839

Folder 
1. April – September, 1837
2. October – December, 1837
3. 1838
4. January – March, 1839
5. April – May, 1839
6. June – July, 1839
7. August 1839
8. September 1839

Box 4.  Oct. 1839 – June 1840

Folder 
1. October 1839
2. November 1839
3. December 1839
4. January 1840
5. February 1840
6. March 1840
7. April 1840
8. May 1840
9. June 1840

Box 5. July 1840 – May 1842

Folder 
1. July – August, 1840
2. September – December, 1840
3. January – April, 1841
4. May – June, 1841
5. August – September, 1841
6. October – December, 1841
7. January – May, 1842

Box 6.  June 1842 – 1844

Folder 
1. June – August, 1842
2. September – December, 1842
3. 1843 – 1844
4. 1843 – 1844 (part 2)
5. Wrappers
6. Undated
7. Undated
8. Undated
9. Undated
 
Microfilm 
Reels 
1. Family History to July – December 1832 (Box 1)
2. 1833 – 1834 to May – June 1835 (Box 2)
3. July – September 1835 to May – June 1835 (Box 2)
4. April – September 1837 to June – July 1839 (Box 3)
5. August – September 1839 (Box 3)
6. October 1939 to February 1940 (Box 4)
7. March – June 1940 (Box 4)
8. July – August 1840 to May – June 1841 (Box 5)
9. August – September 1841 to January – May 1842 (Box 5)
10. June – August 1842 and Undated (Box 6)
11. Undated Material (Box 6)

Collection Information

Size of Collection: 6 mss boxes, 50 folders, 11 microfilm reels
Collection Dates: 1816 – 1844
Provenance: Esther Noble Carter, Nov. 3, 1931
Access : The collection is open for research use
Restrictions: Due to Age and Condition, Patrons are instructed to use the microfilm reels
Reproduction Rights: Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscripts and Rare Books Division, Indiana State Library.
Language: Materials are entirely in English
Alternate Formats: Microfilm
Related Holdings: L122 Robert Dale Owen; L128 Daniel D. Pratt; L160 John Tipton
Notes: Name Index card file available in Manuscripts & Rare Books Reading Room